Make music a part of your child's summer, and learn that it's all about that bass at LO Parks & Recreation.
It's All about That Bass — Experiment with musical instruments such as the electric bass, upright bass and other lower-pitched instruments. Learn how they are used in jazz and classical music and the history behind them. Child care is available from 7-9 a.m. for $25 per week. Here are the details: for ages 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon June 26-30, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $144.
Glee Week — A fun week of singing with RMC Studios. Students will learn proper singing technique and posture, and will have the chance to sing their favorite songs solo and with a group. Child care is available afterward from 4-6 p.m. for $25 per week. Here are the details: for ages 5-7, 1-4 p.m., June 26-30, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $144.
Camps for kids
Dragon Quest — Join our half-day kinder camp staffed by the professionals from Vermont Hills Family Life Center. Learn how to train your dragon. Create a world of imagination with kings, queens and castles as you ride pretend dragons on adventures. Here are the details: for ages 4-6, 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 26-30, George Rogers Park at 611 S. State St., $90.
Jr. Science Explorers — Develop Earth awareness and explore this world as junior naturalist before heading to space as a junior astronaut. Explore your center of gravity as you investigate the science of sports. Before care available from 7-9 a.m. for $25 per week. Here are the details: for ages 5-7, 9 a.m.-noon, June 26-30, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $168.
Fun with Clay — Create dragons, animals or people out of clay from your favorite stories. Learn coil, slab and pinch methods of clay construction as well as sculptures with paper armatures. No class July 4. Before care available from 7-9 a.m. for $25 per week. Here are the details: for ages 5-7, 9 a.m.-noon, July 3-7, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $192.
Yoga for Kids — Learn the fundamental of yoga. Children learn to calm their minds and strengthen their bodies by connecting the mind, body and breath. This camp promotes physical, emotional and social development and leaves children with a calm, focused and balanced body and mind. Here are the details: for ages 5-11, 9-11:30 a.m., June 26-30, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $147.
Fun at the Golf Course
Junior Golf Camp — Attend this three day camp covering set-up, swing, etiquette and your short game. Games, course play, range use, foot golf, snacks and T-shirt are all included in the camp fee. Here are the details: for ages 12 and older, noon-4 p.m., July 12-14, LO Public Golf Course at 17525 Stafford Road, $135.
Birthday Parties at the Golf Course — We welcome groups to celebrate a birthday or another special day at the LO Public Golf Course. Contact the manager at 503-534-5689 to customize your party and discuss pricing. Catering, instruction, course play, putting contests and other games available. The golf course is located at 17525 Stafford Road.
Family Golf Week — Join us for a week of family fun at the LO Public Golf Course. Children 13 and younger play free if playing with one or more paying adults, July 4-8, after 3 p.m. Volume purchase discounts on a variety of merchandise. The golf course is located at 17525 Stafford Road.
Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at www.loparks.org. You may register by internet, mail, drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation-Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road, Lake Oswego 97034; phone 503-675-2549; or fax 503-697-6579. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.
Judy Nelson is a registrar for Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation.